I created a storage account and set it to premium. But I can't seem to find the file share option under Data storage.

Danny Marquez 0 Reputation points
2024-06-05T13:47:00.23+00:00

I created a storage account and set it to premium. But I can't seem to find the file share option under Data storage. I'm

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  1. TP 82,236 Reputation points
    2024-06-05T14:34:42.3+00:00

    Hi Danny,

    If you want to use premium account for file shares you need to set Premium account type to File shares during creation.

    qna file shares premium

    Once it is created you will have Data storage - File shares option so that you can create shares.

    Please click Accept Answer and upvote if the above was helpful.

    Thanks.

    -TP


  2. Anand Prakash Yadav 7,540 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-06T07:19:34.9466667+00:00

    Hello Danny Marquez,

    Thank you for posting your query here!

    It's because you're using the Premium (Hot Access) tier. This is strictly for blob storage.
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    Though this premium constraint isn't mentioned, the types of storage account can be found here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-overview

    If you need high performance file storage (no requirement for any other services), when creating the storage account select Premium for Performance and FileStorage for Account Type.

    Do let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.

    Please do not forget to "Accept the answer” and “up-vote” wherever the information provided helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

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